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SAW 6 (SIX!) Teaser

July 27th, 2009 at 9:16 pm » Comments (4)

I mentioned when I was talking about the motion poster that Jigsaw has been more and more present in the posters for the latest SAW movies. This poster reminds me that this is only part of the trend. The marketing in general for the latest films strikes me as having a strong self referential bend. [...]



SAW does the Motion Poster Thing

July 22nd, 2009 at 7:34 pm » Comments (3)

I guess it’s only natural that we now have a motion poster for a SAW movie. Creative and memorable (not to mention bloody) posters have been a trademark of the series, but as the years and movies went by it became harder and harder to create yet more posters that maintained the level of quality [...]



Zombieland Poster

July 14th, 2009 at 9:02 pm » Comments (4)

This poster for Zombieland has an abundance of land, but a clear lack of Zombies. I mean, it does a pretty good job of setting a carnival ride feel, of setting the worldwide scope of the threat and it’s a nice teaser image to boot. But it still feels more like Disasterland or Fireland. It [...]



Jennifer’s Body Poster

July 14th, 2009 at 8:54 pm » Comments (2)

The first poster for Jennifer’s body suffered from a certain lack of originality. Still, it was a crisp display of the sex + danger = fun equation. Well, here we have the second poster and, although it works well on the sex front, the danger is almost totally gone. In its place we have some [...]



Vampires!

June 26th, 2009 at 10:06 pm » Comments (2)

Let me hit you with a summary: Two-time Academy Award nomineeĀ® (Two Times!) Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world’s population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute [...]



Thirst: Now With 30% Less Sex

June 26th, 2009 at 10:06 pm » Comments (0)

First… Later… Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The [...]



More Nines

June 16th, 2009 at 10:32 pm » Comments (1)

The above is the recently released domestic poster for the animation 9. It’s a bit darker than the Russian poster, and has more of a sci-fi/action vibe to it. I mean, “When our world ended, their mission began”?, what is this, Terminator? The visual style still shines clearly, but I think some of the whimsy [...]



The Stepfather Poster

April 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 pm » Comments (2)

I just can’t resist this 80′s drenched poster for The Stepfather. Is the whole thing (tagline, premise and image) widely over the top and more than a little ridiculous? Sure! That’s why it’s fun! The Stepfather is, of course, a remake of a same titled movie from 1987, which had a pretty interesting poster too: [...]



Drag Me to Hell Poster

April 2nd, 2009 at 11:31 pm » Comments (2)

A screaming woman. A very literal interpretation of the title. Fake looking flames. Are they trying to piss me off? The thing is, despite all that, this is actually pretty close to being an ok poster. But some execution details, like the flames, just keep it a little below that. Anyway, Sam Raimi’s horror posters [...]



Laid to Rest Poster

March 18th, 2009 at 10:41 pm » Comments (7)

Screaming women are a staple of horror posters. I guess there is nothing that conveys fear and helpless terror as well as a poor defenseless lady with an open mouth and closed eyes. Or so the marketers think. It’s really not something that I particularly appreciate, but I’ve learned to tolerate it. However this one [...]



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